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HP Converged System announcement from HP Discover

on ‎12-27-2013 05:17 AM

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Along with the storage announcements that I've been covering here on ATSB, the other big news that I think would be of interest to you is the HP Converged System announcement.  First the personal part of this announcement.


Personal story first

Tom Joyce came to HP a little over four years ago.  His first assignment was to help with the integration of 3COM into HP Networking.  I don't remember exactly how long he did that (it was a few months) but it didn't take long before he was named the VP of marketing for HP Storage.  In my 24 years at HP Storage (all of it working in marketing), I've worked with a number of marketing leaders.  A few of them were great marketing people and a few others had little to no experience in storage - so they really couldn't act as a spokesperson.  And I seemed to always be in a role either on the strategy team (oh slide boy) or in social media where I really needed smart people that understood storage.  Tom was a breath of fresh air.  He was everything I always wanted in a marketing leader for HP Storage. 


He came to the second HP Storage Tech Day I did -  he had just started his job as the VP of Storage (2 weeks in), and did a session in front to the bloggers that had me doing a happy dance.  I knew we had a leader that would make a difference in HP Storage.  There have been a lot of great people working in HP Storage over the years but I give the credit for the turn-around we've had to Tom.


Converged Systems

Tom was named the SVP and General Manager of the HP Converged System organization a few months ago.  I did a short video with Tom at HP Discover where he gave an overview of the announcements he made in Barcelona. 


If you want to dive deeper into the announcement than this sub-four minute video I did with Tom, he was given

the stage during the Day 1 keynote at Discover and gave a great 10 minute overview of HP ConvergedSystem.  There are a few models that were announced:

Obviously this was a huge announcement and I plan to get some of my colleagues on that team in the coming weeks to help me dive deeper.   You can learn more by poking around







About the Author


I have worked at HP for 32 years, all of it around storage but 100% focused on storage since 1990. I blog, create videos, and podcasts to help you better understand HPE Storage.

on ‎01-06-2014 02:11 PM

Excellent event coverage.  It's like I was just there!  Excellent feature on an important networking event.

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